DROPS / 188 / 21

Matelot by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with lace pattern, garter stitch, V-neck and split in sides. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Air.

Tags: lace, sweaters, v-neck,

DROPS Design: Pattern no ai-123
Yarn group C or A + A
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300-350-350-400-450-450 g color 18, light gray green

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group C)" – see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 6 mm/US 10 – or the size needed to get 15 stitches and 19 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.7. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1 and A.3).
The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

DECREASE TIP (for neck):
All decreases are made from the right side! Decrease for neck inside the 3 edge stitches in garter stitch.
Decrease as follows before the 3 edge stitches: Knit 2 together.
Decrease as follows after the 3 edge stitches: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

INCREASE TIP (for sleeves):
All increases are made from the right side!
Increase with 1 yarn over between 2 stitches. Purl the yarn over on the next row to leave a hole.
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SWEATER:
The front and back pieces are worked separately back and forth on circular needle. The front piece is worked with lace pattern and garter stitch. The back piece is worked in garter stitch. The sleeves are worked back and forth on circular needle with lace pattern and stockinette stitch.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 81-87-93-99-111-117 stitches with circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 and Air. Work GARTER STITCH – see description above. When the piece measures 8-8-8-10-10-10 cm / 3"-3"-3"-4"-4"-4'' cast on 1 edge stitch in each side of the piece at the end of the next 2 rows = 83-89-95-101-113-119 stitches. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue with garter stitch over all stitches. When the piece measures 49-49-50-51-52-53 cm / 19 1/4"-19 1/4"-19 3/4"-20"-20½-21'' bind off 3 stitches at the end of the next 2 rows for armholes = 77-83-89-95-107-113 stitches. When the piece measures 65-66-68-70-72-74 cm / 25½"-26"-26 3/4"-27½"-28½"-29'' bind off the middle 17-17-19-19-21-21 stitches for neck (= 30-33-35-38-43-46 stitches on each shoulder). Each shoulder is now finished separately. On the next row from the right side decrease 1 stitch for the neck inside the 3 stitches – read DECREASE TIP = 29-32-34-37-42-45 stitches. Bind off when the piece measures 67-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26½"-26 3/4"-27½"-28½"-29"-30''. Work the other shoulder in the same way.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 81-87-93-99-111-117 stitches with circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 and Air. Work garter stitch. When the piece measures 8-8-8-10-10-10 cm / 4'' cast on 1 edge stitch in each side of the piece at the end of the next 2 rows = 83-89-95-101-113-119 stitches. The edge stitch in each side is worked in garter stitch. On the next row from the right side, work as follows: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.1 (= 16-13-16-13-13-16 stitches), work A.2 (= 12 stitches) over the next 48-60-60-72-84-84 stitches (= 4-5-5-6-7-7 times in width), A.3 (= 17-14-17-14-14-17 stitches) and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. When the piece measures 49-49-50-51-52-53 cm / 19 1/4"-19 1/4"-19 3/4"-20"-20½-21'' bind off 3 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows for armholes = 77-83-89-95-107-113 stitches. The other stitches are worked in pattern as before. The stitches which do not fit into the
pattern are worked in stockinette stitch when all stitches are worked in stockinette stitch/lace pattern and in garter stitch when they are worked in garter stitch.
When A.1 to A.3 have been completed in height, the piece measures approx. 55-55-55-57-57-57 cm / 21½"-21½"-21½"-22½"-22½"-22½''. Work garter stitch to finished length. When the piece measures 57-58-59-61-62-64 cm / 22½"-22 3/4"-23 1/4"-24"-24½"-25 1/4'' decrease 1 stitch in middle of piece on the next row from the right side as follows:
Work the first 37-40-43-46-52-55 stitches from the right side, knit the next 2 stitches together (= 1 stitch decreased), turn and work back = 38-41-44-47-53-56 stitches on each shoulder. Now finish each shoulder separately as follows:

LEFT SHOULDER (when the garment is worn):
Decrease for neck as follows: Decrease 1 stitch inside the 3 stitches at end of each row from the right side a total of 9-9-10-10-11-11 times = 29-32-34-37-42-45 stitches on shoulder. When the piece measures 67-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26½"-26 3/4"-27½"-28½"-29"-30'' bind off all stitches.

RIGHT SHOULDER (when the garment is worn):
Work as left shoulder, but decrease for neck inside the 3 stitches at the beginning of each row from the right side.

SLEEVE:
The piece is worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 37-37-39-39-43-43 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side of piece) with circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 and Air. Work 6 ridges. Then work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.4 (= 2 stitches) until there are 2 stitches left, finish with 1 stitch stockinette stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. When A.4 has been worked 1 time in height, work the next row as follows from the right side: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.5 (= 4 stitches), 7-7-8-8-10-10 stitches stockinette stitch, A.6a (= 13 stitches), 7-7-8-8-10-10 stitches stockinette stitch, finish with A.7 (= 4 stitches) and 1 edge stitch in stockinette stitch. Continue with pattern AT THE SAME TIME as you increase mid under sleeve as follows:
PATTERN:
A.5 and A.7 are repeated in height, A.6a is repeated a total of 4 times in height, then work A.6b over A.6a.
INCREASE:
When the piece measures 9 cm / 3½'' increase 1 stitch after A.5 and 1 stitch before A.7 – read INCREASE TIP! Increase in this way every 3½-3-2½-2-2-1½ cm / 1 1/4"-1 1/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-½'' a total of 10-12-12-14-13-15 times = 57-61-63-67-69-73 stitches. The increased stitches are worked in stockinette stitch.
When the piece measures 44-43-42-40-38-36 cm / 17 1/4"-17"-16½"-15 3/4"-15"-14 1/4'' bind off the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch at the end of the next 2 rows = 55-59-61-65-67-71 stitches. Insert 1 marker in both sides of piece (there are now 2 cm / 3/4'' left to full length). The markers show where the sleeve will be sewn to the armhole on the sweater later (marker = side seam of sweater). Continue working back and forth in stockinette stitch over all stitches until the sleeve measures 47-46-45-43-41-39 (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to broader shoulders). Bind off; make sure the bind-off edge is not tight, use a 1 size larger needle if necessary. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams inside the bind-off edge – make sure the seam is not tight. Sew in sleeves in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch and sew the bottom of the armhole (marker on sleeve should match side seam on body). Sew sleeve seams and side seams in one go inside the 1 edge stitch to where the 1 edge stitch was cast on, both on front and back pieces (= approx. 8-8-8-10-10-10 cm / 3"-3"-3"-4"-4"-4'' split).

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches





Heidi Halberg 04.02.2019 - 23:49:

Er i tvivl om den strikkes med en eller 2 tråde?

Dominique TOURNIER 03.12.2018 - 16:07:

Bonjour, je souhaite tricoter le modèle MATELOT avec la laine préconisée (Drop Air) en taille Médium... je n'arrive pas à voir le nombre de pelotes à commander. Pouvez vous me préciser SVP ?

DROPS Design 03.12.2018 kl. 16:23:

Bonjour Mme Tournier, la quantité de laine nécessaire à la réalisation de chaque ouvrage se trouve, au poids, dans l'en-tête, soit en taille M: 350 g DROPS Air / 50 g la pelote = 7 pelotes DROPS Air en taille M. Bon tricot!

Celina 18.09.2018 - 17:49:

Hola ya he visto en varios patrones que en las indicaciones dice "con la prenda puesta", como en este caso en el frente la parte del hombro, pero no entiendo que quiere decir: "HOMBRO IZQUIERDO (con la prenda puesta):"

DROPS Design 29.09.2018 kl. 20:01:

Hola Celina, con la prenda puesta quiere decir el hombro que va a ser tu izquierdo y no el izquierdo cuando tienes delante la labor. Si lo estás observando con el delantero hacia delante, en tu labor el hombro izquierdo se encontraría a tu derecha, pero al ponerte la prenda, ese hombro va a estar a tu izquierda.

Marie Holmström 08.06.2018 - 14:42:

Undrar över framstycket. Förklaringen till den tomma rutan i diagrammet stå på norska. Betyder de tomma rutorna i mönstret räta maskor på framsidan och aviga maskor på baksidan? (slätstickning). De maskor som är markerade med x (i mönstret) ska ju stickas räta från baksidan och om inte de andra stickas avigt från baksidan så blir det ju ingen skillnad? Hoppas på svar. Hälsningar Marie

Yvonne Smeijsters 11.05.2018 - 14:53:

Er staat een fout in de omschrijving van het rugpand de afkantingen voor de armsgaten worden toch normaal aan het begin van de naald gemaakt en hier staat aan het eind van de naald dit lijkt me raar

Claire 05.04.2018 - 20:55:

Trying to add this to favorites but cannot see a link anywhere for add to favorites. Help please.

DROPS Design 05.04.2018 kl. 23:27:

Dear Claire, you can find the add to favorites button right above the detailed instructions for the patterns, in line with the, and to the right of the part's title that says "Pattern Instruction". I hope this helps. Happy Crafting!

Lene 10.03.2018 - 15:27:

Pinne 6, skulle det være.

Lene 10.03.2018 - 15:22:

Mitt ferdig strikkede mønster måler 42 cm, ikke 55 cm som oppgitt i oppskriften. Strikker med Drops Air og pinne 5, som oppgitt i oppskriften. Strikker normalt.

Ekaterina 08.03.2018 - 15:02:

Zunahmetipp: "1 Masche zunehmen, indem 1 Umschlag zwischen 2 Maschen gearbeitet wird. Den Umschlag in der nächsten Reihe links stricken, um ein Loch zu vermeiden". Sollte vielleicht den Loch zu bilden, sondern nicht zu vermeiden?

DROPS Design 08.03.2018 kl. 15:36:

Liebe Ekaterina, ja genau, es sollte "um ein Loch zu bilden", Anleitung wird angepasst, danke für den Hinweis. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Carina Pedersen 28.02.2018 - 09:16:

Teksten ved diagram står på to sprog, ville for mit vedkommende have været godt hvis det kun var dansk :-)

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